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Spying On Americans, Then And Now History

Spying On Americans, Then And Now

By Jim Borghesani

Forty years ago, the Church Committee probed into widespread — and illegal — spying on Americans. A look at the evolution of the public and political responses to government intrusions on its citizens’ privacy.

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On Beacon Hill, A Backroom Battle That Matters Boston

On Beacon Hill, A Backroom Battle That Matters

By Avi Green

Massachusetts lawmakers are locked in a heated tug-of-war. At issue: the joint committee structure that turns bills into laws. Or, perhaps more accurately, doesn’t allow for much progress at all.

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A Double Standard For David Petraeus Security

A Double Standard For David Petraeus

By Eileen McNamara

The sweetheart deal prosecutors cut with the retired general exposes the hypocrisy and the incoherence at the heart of the U.S. Justice Department’s war on whistleblowers.

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A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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